Garden Consultation Service

Garden Consultation Service

COVID-19 Notice (November 2020)
Although Karen is still working on full design commissions, this consultation service is currently suspended.

The vast majority of projects undertaken at KCGD are formal 'Architect-style' garden design commissions.  However, Karen recognises that for small projects it may all be a little too much to enter into a formal design arrangement, and therefore she is delighted to be able to offer you the option of arranging a Garden Design Advice Consultation.  

This service is for those who value the opportunity to review their garden dilemma with a professional, receiving 'on-the-spot' solutions and guidance.
So, if you are frustrated by your own attempts at garden design, are fed up with trawling the internet for inspiration or have just lost the plot, why not book an appointment and let Karen help you unlock a little of your garden’s potential. 

She can, for example;
  • Introduce you to new ideas on how the general layout of your garden could be improved.
  • Focus on one particular feature- maybe it's a new patio area and what paving would be best?
  • Offer advice on how your planting scheme could be refreshed. 
  • Review your own design sketches, or those of your builder, and gently point you in the right direction!  (As Karen is doing in this image!)
  • Help novice gardeners identify their existing plants and those that may be worth keeping, or not!


  • How much does it cost? This is a time-based fee service which will also take into account travel time, expenses and the amount of time spent in your garden. The minimum fee is £180.00 per visit.
  • What do I get? You get access to 20 years of professional garden making experience!   Have a note book ready as there will be lots of information and ideas you'll want to capture.
  • Do you leave me with a drawing? No, this is a consultation only service, however your own drawings can be reviewed.
  • What can be covered? Any aspect of garden making. 
  • Can we upgrade? Of course, it is always possible to discuss further design services as a follow-on to a consultation. 

(This service is limited to only a few appointments per month between Spring and Autumn so it's advisable to book well in advance.)